Onieals
Onieals

Onieals

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.onieals.com/soho/
  • Phone: 2129419119x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch and Brunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Late Night Menu Until 2am; Bar open until 4am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Onieals offers a private dining room for under 50 guests. The entire facility may also be made private for your event. Please inquire about our late night VIP Lounge area.
  • Private Party Contact: Sabrina 2129419119x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Centre Market
  • Public Transit: J, M, Z & 6 trains to Canal Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is a parking lot on the corner of Broome and Centre Market Streets one block from Onieals.
A word from Onieals
Pull up a seat in the lounge or join us for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch in the dining room or outdoor café. Onieals offers casually elegant cuisine and unique cocktails to satisfy a variety of tastes and preferences. The perfect meeting place for business lunches, after work drinks or fun on the weekend.

Set in a neighborhood that for more than a hundred years was the knife’s edge of wealth, corruption, poverty and crime, Onieals today is a refined, hip restaurant but one with a history.

Onieals is well known for "Sex and the City." When Miranda's once and future boy-toy Steve partners up with Carrie’s ex Aidan to open the bar ‘SCOUT’, it is Onieals Grand Street in downtown NYC that serves as the backdrop for the casually hip New York bar.
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Onieals reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (4)neighborhood gem (3)vibrant bar scene (3)fit for foodies (3)romantic (3)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Would come again!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I have occasionally visited Onieals for late night drinks with friends, but never for dinner. Now that I have, I can say I would come back - my no-fail hangar steak with mashed potatoes and sautéed kale was cooked to perfection (medium-rare and tender).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner
    LaurenR
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We chose O'Nieals for the location (proximity to Bowery Ballroom) and were very happy with our meals. We ordered the watermelon and Lucky yellow tomato appetizer (delish), and the beet appetizer. My meal was chicken with spinach and potatoes which was very good although it could have used more tomatoes. We were a group of 4 and everybody enjoyed their meal. The menu was diverse and made it easy for avoiding gluten (a sensitivity for one of our party). I almost forgot the best part--creative drinks! I had the Tom Goad which really good, not too sweet. The price was reasonable for drinks, apps and dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 54 reviews are from the Onieals reviews archive.
  • Excellent Food and Service
    ChuckieT
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Had a great dinner. Short Ribs were outstanding, staff friendly and attentive!!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Brunch
    RYS99
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had a very pleasant mother's day brunch here. The food was good. So was the service and the place has a pleasant decor. I'm not sure if I would go out of the way to go there, but if I'm in the area, I would definitely consider going back to try out some of the non-brunch menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Enjoyable
    PIT1
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food was very good and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ok the food but ...
    eugcol
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The food was good , waited too much time also if the room was empty. I've had to go and call the waiter to have coffe served and for the check because he was speaking from too muche time with the other guys in the room . The Idea was to lower down the TIP but it was in the bill !!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good, solid bar food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I checked out O'Nieals recently and definitely enjoyed the experience, though I was expecting more of a restaurant than a bar with food. The pasta vodka and Caesar salad were both tasty, and the martinis were excellent. I think there was an organized bar crawl stopping in. Many people just camping out, having a quick "pink" drink.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Has to book something for my fiancées birthday and found this place to be reasonable and something he would like. The baked chicken was a little dry but the asparagus risotto and baked brussel sprouts (sides) Were awesome! I'd recommendb
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eat here!
    Jenna
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Came here with a group for my birthday, never having been before, and was pleasantly surprised! Beautiful, really cool ambiance. The staff was wonderful, friendly and very accommodating- we had a couple of last minute additions and they were helpful and really nice about it. The food was delicious and there's a wide enough selection that everyone was happy. Overall it was a wonderful experience and I'm so happy we ended up here, I would definitely go back if I'm in the area again! Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service. Delicious food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Oniels was definitely a very very positive surprise. I was not expecting such delicious food. I went with 3 friends and we all had different entrees - all looked and tasted amazing. The cocktails were also very special and the team very friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • O'Nieal's is a hidden gem
    NYCFoodieVIP
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Great food and ambience. Come Wednesday nights when they have dollar oysters. Friday and Saturday nights are usually crowded
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot for Family Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Our family of 6 met for brunch here and everything was great. The food was excellent and the service was excellent as well. Very relaxing. A great spot!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent neighborhood find!
    Doddly
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Reviews made it sound worth trying out so I did. I realized when I arrived I had been maybe a couple of years earlier for drinks. The place was almost empty on a Saturday night. It could have been it was a snow day or that my reservation was for 7pm. There was only one other table dining. We were only 2 and the corner banquet where I wanted to sit was a 5 top. But the hostess graciously sat us there. I had the steak au poivre, which was standard but delicious. My date had the salmon and loved it. I would go again and would recommend this place without reservation, not as a stand out for someone who might be a foodie snob, but as an all around strong choice for good food, specialty drinks, and nice service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Drew
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    First time there. The food was great, the service friendly and attentive, and it was very energetic at the bar. My wife and I both enjoyed the experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food is consistently very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    The food is consistently very good. However, while the service in the past was good, the service on our last visit was very slow, and the speed of the kitchen was even slower.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a little history with your meal!
    padareejVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2013
    I love the ambiance in this place. It has been here forever and is still interesting. The food is good and the drinks were very good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Brunch!
    Sandy
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    We were visiting our daughter in NYC and had Sunday brunch at Onieals. It was relatively quiet so we could talk easily, which made it a very enjoyable meal. The food was very good and the restaurant has a nice, comfortable décor. There was only one waiter for the restaurant, though, so the service was a little slow. We would definitely go back there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Upscale Pub
    NYCFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    Hip crowd, great food and décor makes this place worth coming downtown for and if you live downtown there's no reason to go uptown. Wednesdays is $1.00 oyster nights.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Fri. night experience
    JenniferRVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    Onieal's is one of my young son's favorite restaurants, and we have gone well out of our way on numerous occasions to dine at this usually Little Italy establishment. This past Friday night we had an abysmal experience, with poorly timed delivery of appetizers and entrees, a forgotten wine order -- the bottle wasn't delivered until the meal was well underway -- and generally inattentive service. We hope that this was an anomalous experience and plan to try he place again later in the summer.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything were very good
    ingelif
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Everything were very good except the noise for our french ears ! Thanks for all Rege Family
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • I went to Onieals with a group
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/25/2013
    I went to Onieals with a group of colleagues while in town for a business trip (a recommendation from someone else in the office) and was impressed with the ambiance and decor, as well as the extensive cocktail menu. That being said, we received poor service, at best. Two of us ordered the steak special, and one got the regular steak from the menu, and not one of the orders was correct when it came to the table. The server who delivered our food did not take the order, so we just took the food and traded where necessary. At the end of it all, we were charged an automatic 20% gratuity for our group size, and given some serious attitude from our server when we asked for change. The food was good, but not worth the ordeal.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I took my partner for Valentines
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    I took my partner for Valentines Day after looking everywhere. It was nice but, a little pricey. However the Hammered Chicken was great. I only ordered that and I was full the entire night. The wine was great. We had a nice time but, the waitress seemed like she was everywhere. She was a little... obnoxious to be honest.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A hidden gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/10/2013
    This place is everything you could want on an afternoon. Great choice of beers, good food, and fantastic service. Go here, and then tell others to do the same!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • O'nieals came highly recommended
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    O'nieals came highly recommended from a few friends. We ate a late lunch here the day the Blizzard hit NYC. There were only a few other diners in the restaurant; until the SITC bus rolled in. After their quick Cosmo, the 20 women left. I have to say - it was pretty entertaining. The food was very good and the drinks hit the spot. We'll definitely be back on our next trip to NYC.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great find! Delicious food.
    JerseyFoodieVIP
    Dined on 12/19/2012
    A great find! Delicious food. Noisy bar - which made for a noisy restaurant since it's not that big. But we got used to the sound level because after a while, we weren't so conscious of the noise.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was a surreal moment when
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/18/2012
    It was a surreal moment when the Sex and the City tour group arrived, but the waiter, Chaz (I think) was just lovely and we'll definitely go back again for lunch soon!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Would not recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    Food was good , but service was very slow . Never check to see if we need more drinks etc .... Would not go back
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We really enjoyed this restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 8/10/2012
    We really enjoyed this restaurant. There is something for everyone on the menu and the food was good, the portion sizes reasonable. The service was friendly and attentive. The restaurant becomes more of a 20-30s hangout at around 10 PM so we were displaced by people encroaching on our table but other than that we had a nice time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • sunday brunch is usually quiet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/22/2012
    sunday brunch is usually quiet and slow...great food though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for Sunday brunch. Lots
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Great for Sunday brunch. Lots of choices. Great street scene and people watching!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place - we went twice!
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2012
    Amazing staff and lots of great items on the menu. Even though we went twice, I would go again to try new items. First night, the server accommodated 12 of us that walked in at 9pm - no sweat! The next night we made reservations and had an excellent time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was excellent at
    jajayyyyy
    Dined on 2/25/2012
    The food was excellent at Onieals and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. the reason I could only give the service two stars is because the manager a blonde woman in her mid thirties was extremely rude and exhibited some of the most bizarre behavior I've ever seen in a restaurant. I don't know what was wrong with her but first off she lit a her cigarette inside from the candle on our table. then approached us 3 times during the meal asking if she could take one of our 2 tables away to make room for bar patrons. while we were eating. then when our waiter tried to give us water she loudly said i want them out of here stop bringing them water. We had a 930 reservation and occupied the table for a little over an hour.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food. great service
    tad1232000VIP
    Dined on 2/15/2012
    great food. great service enjoyed the ambiance. looking forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/6/2012
    I love this place. I have been so many times and had the bar food and brunch which has always been great. This time we went for dinner, which was not as good but still ok. This place has a great atmosphere and the staff are really friendly too.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    I read previews reviews and I decided to eat here, and I must say it was a terrible mistake. Although the prices are not so bad, the quality of food and drinks are not worth what you're paying for. The food is extremely salty and it feels like it just came out from the microwave.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food in a bar like atmoshphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/14/2012
    Good food in a bar like atmoshphere. A little tight in the dining room.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a great time,food and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/13/2012
    Had a great time,food and wine was great. Amanda our server was very personable and made us feel very welcome. Will definitely be back there again and let all of our friends knownofnour experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • If you are in the neighborhood...
    dahale
    Dined on 1/1/2012
    Nice casual option if you are in the neighborhood. Pleasant atmosphere and our server was lovely! Food was okay.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • O'nieals, a perfect find!
    dgottVIP
    Dined on 12/29/2011
    My wife and I happened into Onieals by accident about 3 years ago and fell in love the first time in. We went back a 2nd time about 2 months later and the same server had our table and she not only remembered us, she remembered our names and where we were from. We live on Long Island and continue to make O'nieals a regular stop whenever we're in the city. The staff, food and atmosphere all help to make this one of our favorite places in the city to visit.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a great experience at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/12/2011
    Had a great experience at Onieals. The food was fantastic and our waitress was very helpful. Definitely a fun atmosphere. We will be returning!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic